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Ivanka Trump Vacuums Crumbs in This Sculpture
The lookalike invites spectators to throw crumbs for her to clean up.
News 13 Feb 2019

Lo and behold, there is an artist who ruffled the First Daughter’s feathers. Jennifer Rubell’s mechanical sculpture of Ivanka Trump vacuuming up crumbs that the audience can throw at her, runs for another week in Washington at the CulturalDC center for art.

 

The artist was floored that Ivanka tweeted about it, saying that she chooses to support women rather than tear them down.

But Rubell has her own explanation behind the piece: “Here is what’s complicated: we enjoy throwing the crumbs for Ivanka to vacuum,” said Rubell in a statement.
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“That is the icky truth at the center of the work. It’s funny, it’s pleasurable, it makes us feel powerful, and we want to do it more. We like having the power to elicit a specific and certain response. Also, we know she’ll keep vacuuming whether we do it or not, so it’s not really our fault, right?”

Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via artsy

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